Rule PE races
THE 2017 Extreme Festival visited the Aldo Scribante circuit near Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Top billing belonged to the Sasol Global Touring Car category, where local hero Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi) took victory in Saturday’s first race, chased to the flag by his Engen Xtreme Audi team-mate Simon Moss, championship point leader Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW), Johan Fourie (EPS Couriers BMW), Michael van Rooyen (RSC BMW) and Daniel Rowe (Volkswagen Jetta).
Race two, from an inverted starting grid, saw Bonafede and Stephen try to claim the same piece of tarmac, with the resultant contact sending both cars spinning into the Eastern Cape flora.
Johan Fourie’s BMW and the VW Jetta of Daniel Rowe clashed and spun on the final lap, while Van Rooyen outbraked himself and ran off the tarmac.
All of which left Robert Wolk to take his Sasol BMW to victory, followed by Moss, Mathew Hodges (VW Jetta), Stephen, Bonafede and Van Rooyen.
Eastern Cape driver Bryn High had a brilliant Touring Car debut, winning the first GTC2 race in his S&K Diesels Chev Cruze. He led home Trevor Bland (TB Golf GTI) and Charl Smalberger (Lee Thompson Golf GTI). Chris Shorter (Champion Mini JCW) won the next race from Keagan Masters (VW Golf GTI) and Smalberger.
Pre-event favourite Devin Robertson (Payen Polo) led the opening Engen Volkswagen Cup race from start to finish, chased by Juan Gerber (Glasfit Polo), Clinton Bezuidenhout (Glyco Polo), Shaun la Reservee (Alpine Motors Polo) and Darren Oates (Glasfit Polo).
Race two, started from an inverted grid, saw novice Jonathan Mogotsi take his VW Driving Academy Polo to a brilliant victory, beating Justin Oates (Glasfit Polo) and Devin Robertson to the line.
Both Investech Formula 1600 single-seater races went to Julian van der Watt (Investchem Mygale), leading home Stuart White (Fantastic Mygale).